Get an Alcohol and Drug Addiction Intervention Assessment beforehand. Alcohol and Drug Addiction Interventions must be tailored to the individual. If you’re considering an Alcohol, Drug Addiction or Mental Disorder Intervention, talk to an intervention specialist for free assessment at: 800-980-3927
Learn how to successfully plan, stage and perform an intervention. We develop intervention strategies, discuss intervention solutions, assist with intervention & treatment options, offer intervention counseling and comprehensive intervention assistance through all phases of a person’s recovery.
If someone you care about is telling you no, I won’t go to treatment, I don’t need help or the problem isn’t that bad, you are in the right place. We Can Help!
We are The Nation’s Leading Drug, Alcohol and Mental Health Intervention Service Provider. We assist friends and families with the help and support needed to effectively get a person of concern into treatment.
It is our philosophy that when someone is suffering from addiction and/or a mental health related issue, wisdom compels us to take proactive measures to help them before something inevitably worse happens. Our commitment to providing you with unparalleled assistance is rooted in the fact that we too have suffered the devastating effects these untreated illnesses can inflict.
Although it’s true that not everyone is right for an intervention at a particular time, it is rare when we encounter a family that we suggest against not proceeding with an intervention. More often than not a family waits for reasons other than practicality or medical necessity.
Usually fear, hope or guilt stops a family from deciding on an intervention. Intervention Allies provides the necessary insight many require to determine for themselves whether it’s time to act.
Family Screenings and Brief Assessments:
Not every substance abusing and/or mental disorders person is accepted into an inpatient treatment program. A patient must be willing to admit they have a problem in order for the treatment center to administer therapy. The role of the interventionist is to get your loved one to acknowledge they have a problem so the solution can begin.
A series of questions are usually asked of your loved one upon entry to treatment using one or more diagnostic tools. There are many examples of diagnostic tools used to assess the needs of the patient.
Below are a few examples used to assess substance abusers:
AUDIT (Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test)
DAST (Drug Abuse Screening Test)
MAST (Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test)
MMPI (Minnesota Multi-Phasic Interview)
We have also provided a sample of the MAST (Michigan Alcohol Screening Test) that is usually given to potential adult alcoholics to determine their needs. Feel free to fill this out yourself in regards to your loved one.
1. Do you feel you are a normal drinker?
2. Have you ever awakened the morning after some drinking the night before and found that you could not remember part of the evening before?
3. Does your wife, husband or parents ever worry or complain about your drinking?
4. Can you stop drinking without a struggle after one or two drinks?
5. Do you ever feel bad about your drinking?
6. Do friends or relatives think you are a normal drinker?
7. Do you ever try to limit your drinking to certain times of the day or to certain places?
8. Are you always able to stop drinking when you want to?
9. Have you ever attended a meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous AA?
10. Have you gotten into fights when drinking?
11. Has drinking ever created problems with you and your wife, husband?
12. Has your wife, husband or other family member ever gone to anyone for help about your drinking?
13. Have you ever lost friends or girlfriends/boyfriends because of your drinking?
14. Have you ever gotten into trouble at work because of drinking?
15. Have you ever lost a job because of drinking?
16. Have you ever neglected your obligations, your family, or your work for 2 or more days in a row because you were drinking?
17. Do you ever drink before noon?
18. Have you ever been told you have liver trouble? Cirrhosis?
19. Have you ever had delirium tremens DTs, severe shaking, after heavy drinking?
20. Have you ever gone to anyone for help about your drinking?
21. Have you ever been in a hospital because of your drinking?
22. Have you ever been a patient in a psychiatric hospital or on a psychiatric ward of a general hospital where drinking was part of the problem?
23. Have you ever been seen at a psychiatric or mental health clinic, or gone to a doctor, social worker, or clergyman for help with an emotional problem in which drinking has played a part?
24. Have you ever been arrested, even for a few hours, because of drunk behavior?
25. Have you ever been arrested for drunk driving or driving after drinking?
Five or more “right” answers indicates probable alcoholism.
Again, these are common questionnaires given to potential substance abusers seeking rehab in order to determine urgency, level of need and treatment plans.
Intervention Allies provides a basic screening and assessment to all who contact us. During this brief confidential interview, we will listen to you, ask questions about your situation and discuss ways we can help.
Performing an intervention is too important to risk. Before approaching your loved one with an intervention, consider consulting an experienced intervention specialist today at: 800-980-3927
Carmine Thompson, CAC, CIP
Founder, Intervention Specialist
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